#101, 4341 Savaryn Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta, T6X 2E8 780.413.4521 info@familyfutures.ca


Food Bank Support

Volunteer Opportunity

Family Futures Resource Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build on the strengths of individuals and families through connection, support, and education. We are looking for volunteers to provide positive and meaningful support to families experiencing food security challenges.

In this position you will have the opportunity to connect with families picking up food items from the Knottwood food depot location.  You will assist with room set up, unloading the food truck, packing and sorting food, promoting agency programs and services and light cleaning. Orientation and training will be provided.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

-Ability to bend, lift, and travel with, boxes of food weighing approximately 30 pounds
-A non-judgmental attitude toward families and their lifestyles
-Ability to establish trusting relationships with staff and participating families
-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and collaborative skills
-Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently
-Ability to observe strict confidentiality concerning personal information about families and staff
-Enthusiastic, committed, and passionate about supporting families

Qualifications & Experience:

-Attend an orientation session with the Volunteer Coordinator
-Obtain a Police Security Clearance prior to volunteering
-Obtain a Child Intervention Check, where applicable
-Ability to travel to and from the depot location

Hours of Work

-This depot takes place on Friday afternoons. Therefore, the successful volunteer must be available on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What You Will Love About Us

-Positive Company Culture
-Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition
-Reference Letters Available

Please forward your cover letter and resume to: danica@familyfutures.ca  OR  Fax: 780-485-6815

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. Here are a couple things to consider when thinking about volunteering at FFRN:

What skills or experience do I have to offer?
– We would love to utilize your strengths, so please let us know what they are.
– Can I acquire any new skills within my volunteer position? Volunteering can be an excellent opportunity to learn something new. 
– What days and times can I volunteer? 
– Can I keep my commitment to these days and times?

The process of becoming an FFRN volunteer includes: 

– completing a volunteer application;
– an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
– reference checks
– criminal Record check
– and an Alberta Children’s Services Intervention Record Check.

Our screening process is thorough and involves an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator; reference checks; an Alberta Children’s Services Intervention Check; and a Criminal Record Check.  Successful Volunteers will also be asked to sign an Oath of Confidentiality.

Contact Danica Horton at 780-413-4521 or danica@familyfutures.ca for current volunteer opportunities.